LimeWire makes using the Gnutella network easy. Search for multiple files at once and let the persistent downloader take care of retrieving your file. Prior downloads resume on their own.
Tucows, Inc has graciously donated a copy of this software to the Internet Archive's Tucows Software Archive for long term preservation and access. Please check the Tucows website for all current versions of the software.
January 25, 2011 Subject:
Limewire no longer available
Please be advised that by court order, Limewire software is no longer available for download. Complete details, if you are real curious, can be obtained by simply attempting to go to www.limewire.com - a window with further details will appear...
(try frostwire... works great (at least as of the date of this review)
Although it may be more than a decade ago that I used Limewire and thus, can't say too much about its current operation. However, I felt it was necessary to warn any potential users about the costly dangers of using this program.
While I'm confident that is not the Limewire program itself, many of the files downloaded, or shared, from other users were indeed infected with viruses, spyware, adware, and other likewise infuriating malware that might also require professional removal, which could be quite expensive and result with the permanent loss of important and irreplaceable personal files.
In fact, just last week I removed it from my sister's PC without even consulting her about it first. It's just that dangerous.
If you are in need of free software that would allow you to share audio, video, games, books, and all other media, I would instead recommend Soulseek. It is a small installation, but includes all of the main utilities you need, and even some that you don't need but are quite useful.
You can obtain the Soulseek freeware/shareware from the following URL:
(NOTE: be cautious of downloading impersonators of Soulseek and other share-based programs. i am referring particularly to a site pretending to be Soulseek by using the site name "Soulseek.net." Again, soulseek.net is a fraud, which at the least charges you for the program and at the worst infects your pc.)